Ryland Family History

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Ryland Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a piece of land where rye was grown, from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + land ‘land’. adm Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads in Vestlandet so named from an unexplained first element + land ‘land’, ‘farm’. OV. Rare as a Swedish name - 6 in Goteborg, probably imported from Norway Probably an altered spelling of Dutch Reiland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hyland, Nyland, Land, Byland, Erland, Rowland, Soland, Eland, Ragland

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Ryland Family Origin

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Ryland Family Occupations

What did your Ryland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ryland family was Stone Mason. The most common Ryland occupation in the UK was Grocer. 3% of Ryland's were Grocers. Grocer, Agricultural Labourer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryland.

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  • Grocer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Butcher

  • Stone Mason


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ryland ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ryland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ryland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ryland. For the veterans among your Ryland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryland Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryland lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ryland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ryland in 1953 was 44, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryland ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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